- MILK A-Z QUIZ (21-25)
- Dear Friends,
Here are the final 5 of 25 questions
contained within the quiz in Robert
Cohen's new book MILK A-Z:
21)Which of the following statements
did not appear in the British medical
a)Hypersensitivity to milk is implicated
as a cause of sudden death in infancy.
b)Those infants who died of SIDS expressed
inappropriate or inflammatory responses
suggesting violent allergic reactions to
a foreign protein. Lung tissue and cells
showed responses similar to bronchial wall
inflammation in asthma.
c)Those who consumed cows milk were
fourteen times more likely to die from
diarrhea-related complications and four
times more likely to die of pneumonia
than were breast-fed babies. Intolerance
and allergy to cow's milk products is a
factor in sudden infant death syndrome.
d)Children under the age of two years
who consume more that one-pint of
fortified brandy before going to bed
are prone to sudden infant death.
22)On March 23, 1971, Secretary of
the Treasury, John Connally said to
President Richard Nixon (recorded on
a Watergate tape): "These dairymen are
organized, they're adamant, they're
militant, and they're massing an
enormous amount of money that they're
going to put into political activities."
What motivated Connally to make this
a)Dairy reps had placed the severed
head of a dairy cow in Nixon's bed,
making him an offer he couldn't refuse.
b)Richard Nixon had just been
presented with a compromising
surveillance photo of JFK, RFK, and
Marilyn Monroe sporting what appeared
to be the dairy industry's first milk
c)President Nixon had just been given
a $10 gift certificate to Dairy Queen
from dairy industry representatives in
the Oval Office.
d)President Nixon had just been given
a $3 million cash gift from dairy
industry representatives in the Oval
23)Children are taught in first grade
that Vitamin D is the "sunshine vitamin."
Vitamin D is a steroid hormone and is
synthesized in one's body after skin
is exposed to sunlight. Which statement
about vitamin D is NOT true?
a)Adults need 10-15 minutes of sunlight,
two or three times a week to ensure
proper Vitamin D levels.
b)Vitamin D is toxic in overdose.
Consuming as little as 45 micrograms
of Vitamin D-3 in young children has
resulted in signs of overdose. Testing
of 10 samples of infant formula revealed
seven with more that twice the Vitamin D
content reported on the label, one of
which had more than four times the
c)Vitamin D increases aluminum absorption,
and high aluminum levels in the body may
cause an Alzheimer's-like disease.
d)If boys and girls do not drink milk
with Vitamin D added, when they turn 40,
their bones will become brittle, and
break, and they'll need hip replacement
24)What has NOT been identified as
a cause of acne?
a)Acne occurs when steroids (androgens)
stimulate the sebaceous glands within
the skin's hair follicles. These glands
then secrete an oily substance called
sebum. When sebum, bacteria and dead
skin cells build up on skin, the pores
become blocked, creating acne.
b)About 80 percent of cows that are
giving milk are pregnant and are
throwing off hormones continuously.
Progesterone breaks down into androgens,
which have been implicated as factor
in the development of acne. Hormones
found in cow's milk include: Estradiol,
Estriol, Progesterone, prolactin, and
c)The Journal of Endocrinology studied
the effects of growth hormone (GH) and
insulin-like growth factors (IGF-1),
alone and with androgen, on sebaceous
epithelial cell growth. IGF-I was the
most potent stimulus of DNA synthesis,
contributing to the increase in sebum
production during puberty.
d)Acne is caused by frogs, sugar, snails,
spice, puppy dog tails, and everything nice.
25)What is NOT true about the vegetarian
a)According to the Journal of the American
Dietetic Association, there is a positive
correlation between a vegetarian diet and
reduced risk for obesity, coronary artery
disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus,
b)According to the British Medical Journal,
vegetarians often have lower mortality
rates from several chronic degenerative
diseases than do non-vegetarians. Significant
athersclerosis is rare in peoples whose diet
over the life span is predominantly
vegetarian and low in calories, saturated
fat, and cholesterol.
c)According to the Journal of the American
Medical Association, vegetarian diets low
in fat or saturated fat have been used
successfully as part of comprehensive
health programs to reverse severe
coronary artery disease.
d)Vegans live an average of two decades
less than meat-eaters and milk drinkers
which is just fine with carnivores, who
are saved from having to listen to twenty
or more years of irritating lecturing,
preaching, and bragging.
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